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Is It Safe To Take Flecainide When Pregnant
Probably: According to lactmed, a great online database from the national library of medicine, maternal doses of Flecainide up to 200 mg daily produce low levels in breastmilk and would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants, especially if the infant is older than 2 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Pregnancy Category C: Official answer: animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks....In other words, you need to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Is it safe to get pregnant when taking tambocor? My cardiologist said its immediate abortion if i do.
Category C: A drug with a pregnancy category c rating means use with great caution in pregnancy only if benefits outweigh the risk. Animal studies show risk and human studies are not available or have not been done. I would not put my future offspring at risk for harm with a category c drug. Talk with cardiologist about transitioning you to a different med if you want to get pregnant. ...Read more
Dose interval: Don't go longer than 12h or less than 9h between doses ...Read more
I am in rhythm on flecainide. If I stop it and AF recurs, and I take it again a) is stop and start more dangerous b)less likely to be successful?
Yes: Some cardiac arrhythmia needs to be treated. Many arrhythmia does not need to be treated. So if your physician elected to put you on flecainide, that means taking medication is much better than not taking it. So, you should take it. But do talk to him or her about your concern.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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